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Merced College's College for Kids offers swimming courses

Merced College’s College for Kids program will offer a swimming course for ages 2 and up. The next two sessions are open for enrollment.

Session 1 is almost over, but there is still time to register for either Session 2 or Session 3. Session 2 runs July 11-21, and Session 3 runs July 25-Aug. 4. All swim classes are $45. To see the schedule for class times go to and click on College for Kids.

The college's aquatics programs offer classes in the following age groups: Parent & Me (ages 2 and under); Tiny Tots (ages 3-5); Advanced Tiny Tots (ages 4-6); Beginners l (ages 4-7); Beginners ll (ages 8 & Up); Advanced Beginners, Intermediate, Diving, Swimming and Snorkeling.

There are several options to register. Online registration can be done by visiting or by mailing the registration form to: Merced College Community Services, 630 West 19th Street, Merced, CA 95340 or faxing the registration form to (209) 386.6793.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the Community Services website. To register in person, drop by the Merced College Theater lobby Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

With the budget cuts to the city of Merced's Parks and Recreation Programs, swimming lessons won't be offered this year.